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Within CEE students may choose to major in either Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Graduates from both programs earn an accredited Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, and both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). By receiving a degree from an accredited institution, CEE students are automatically eligible to take Part A of the NYS professional licensing exam. Graduates are also credited with eight years of Education/Experience towards the total of twelve years needed to be eligible to sit for the Professional Engineering Exam which is required in order to register as a Professional Engineer. Both curriculum choices include opportunities and requirements to take courses outside of engineering. We recognize and support students' evolving interests in the arts, humanities, social sciences, campus activities, and service opportunities, and urge CEE community members to explore these pursuits while studying at Cornell. Cornell freshmen and sophomores interested in affiliation with CEE should contact the CEE Undergraduate Coordinator. In addition, CEE offers minors in Engineering Management that is open to CEE students, as well as minors in Environmental Engineering and Civil Infrastructure that are open to students majoring in a different Engineering discipline at Cornell. 


Student Spotlight

Valerie Shao

Valerie Shao, a CEE undergraduate majoring in Environmental Engineering, describes her internship experience at NASA's Glenn Research Center. read more

Lauren Klarsfeld

Lauren Klarsfeld, a CEE undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering, discusses her internship experience at Jacobs Engineering Group. read more

Matthew Calo

Matthew Calo, an undergraduate student in CEE majoring in Civil Engineering, tells us about his internship experience at Port Authority of NY and NJ. read more

Did you know?

George Biddle Kelley (BS, Civil Engineering 1908), was one of the seven founders of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Cornell University in 1906, and Alpha chapter’s first President. At the start of the 20th century, black students at American universities were often excluded from fraternal organizations enjoyed by the predominantly white student population. During the 1905–06 school year, black students at Cornell organized the first Greek letter fraternity with the aim to provide an opportunity for association and mutual support among African-American students.